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Halifax
"Thunderbirds"
40s
26 March 2017
UK Banks

Parker from Thunderbirds wins £500,000 in Halifax's prize draw and knows exactly what to do with the money... head to a tropical island where he can get away from the orders being issued by Lady Penelope. Let's hope he hasn't ended up on Tracy Island as he may find he's leapt from the frying pan only to end up in the fire. Brimming with authenticity.

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Halifax
"Thunderbirds"
40s
26 Mar 2017
Parker from Thunderbirds wins £500,000 in Halifax's prize draw and knows exactly what to do with the money... head to a tropical island where he can get away from the orders being issued by Lady Penelope. Let's hope he hasn't ended up on Tracy Island as he may find he's leapt from the frying pan only to end up in the fire. Brimming with authenticity.

KFC
"Removal Van"
30s
27 Mar 2017
This KFC ad reminds us that age doesn't guarantee wisdom. Jim and John are travelling along a country road when the latter tells the former not to risk the tight squeeze ahead. Boss knows best, of course, and it results in their own removal van being, well, removed. So kind of the roadside recovery truck to bring some KFC for the pair, eh?

B & Q
"New Brothers"
60s
23 Mar 2017
B & Q's spin-the-bottle approach to appointing advertising agencies has made Leo Burnett the latest custodian and this film is the first TV work this new relationship has produced. It's a modern take on sibling rivalry as two boys roughly the same age are thrown together by the coming together of their parents.

Virgin Media
"Non-Stop Entertainment"
90s
23 Mar 2017
Sometimes more is more, and Virgin Media prove it with this full-throttle commercial. A stampede of cinematic archetypes race against one another in a high-tech tunnel; Supermen, cowgirls, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all along for the ride. We don’t fancy the Prohibition gangsters’ chances, though - they’ve got a right Muppet at the wheel.

The FA
"Casey Stoney"
30s
23 Mar 2017
Footballer Casey Stoney movingly discusses the sexism she's faced throughout her career in this inspiring spot for the FA. It's heartening to hear that women's football is gaining recognition and respect and that the FA have made a commitment to double the number of female players by 2020. But with an insane disparity in wages - a top female player earns less in a year than a top male player earns in a day - there's still along way to go.

The FA
"James Blackwell"
30s
23 Mar 2017
As Gareth Southgate becomes the latest man tasked with bringing glory to English football, the FA signal a belief that bringing more players into the game is just as important as anything achieved by the national team. This 30" profile of England midfielder James Blackwell shines a light on the body’s support of cerebral palsy football. It's a support which has allowed Blackwell to be defined by his talent, rather than his disability.

John Lewis
"And/Or"
60s
20 Mar 2017
John Lewis have created their own in-house denim and lifestyle brand, And/Or - and here's the ad that launches it. 'Denim Born of LA' seems to be aimed at 20-somethings who see themselves as sexy, sassy and independent but who may not have considered John Lewis their first port of call for fashion.

Yorkshire Tea
"Parkinson"
30s
15 Mar 2017
Given The Nightly Show’s flatlining ratings, you’d think ITV would’ve given their old mucker Michael Parkinson a ring by now. Not that the chat show legend is short of work - he’s now heading Yorkshire Tea’s hiring committee. “Good lad” Ali Malik joins the illustrious likes of Billy Connolly and Muhammed Ali in being grilled by Parky. Nice ringtone, by the way.

DFS
"The Big Sofa Test"
30s
15 Mar 2017
DFS return to Aardman's charming animated work for this ad, which focuses on the stress tests they put their sofas through. Wacky machines put the furniture through its paces, including a disembodied derriere denting the seats relentlessly like a 'sixteen stone man sitting down nineteen times a day for fifteen years'. That is, indeed, a whole lot of sitting.

James Wellbeloved
"Mega City"
90s
10 Mar 2017
Amazon recently showed you can’t go wrong with a busker and his dog. Pet food brand James Wellbeloved take this notion to heart with this beautifully animated commercial. A young chap braves an endless downpour to save for better times ahead. Alas, generosity is hard to come by in this grim metropolis. As faceless commuters trudge by, the lad manages a few pennies each night. Still, every penny counts.

Cancer Research
"Julie"
30s
9 Mar 2017
In another inspiring spot for Cancer Research, Julie tells us why she's running the Race for Life. The upbeat tone of these ads is an effective departure for the charity, and Julie's story of her mother's survival for fifteen years with ovarian cancer is moving without bringing down the energy of the film. This is sure to inspire some to get their running shoes on.

Cancer Research
"Race for Life"
30s
7 Mar 2017
After some of the more dramatic films used to promote the Race for Life campaign in the past, Cancer Research now focuses on what motivates each participant. Here, Lisa reveals she’s racing for her late dad who’ll be cheering her on in spirit… and enjoying a good-natured chuckle, as well. This is one of a series of runner profiles promoting this year's event.

Hostel World
"Charlie Sheen"
1 min 44s
7 Mar 2017
Think you had actor, hellraiser, and tiger blood donor Charlie Sheen pegged? Think again. Through a series of amusingly-headlined vignettes, we learn Sheen is a man of simple pleasures these days. Hostel World riff on their leading man’s colourful tabloid history with some droll, clickbait-style copy - complete with accompanying grainy pap shots.

Tesco
"Cupcakes"
30s
6 Mar 2017
Tesco’s latest Food Love Story sees Alice attempt to sweeten things after a family argument. She regrets what she’s said to her stepmum… but luckily, the teenager is a dab hand when it comes to baking cupcakes. A more serious tone compared to previous instalments, though it’s good to see this campaign depicting different family dynamics.

Halifax
"Top Cat Bloopers"
40s
3 Mar 2017
Here’s a selection of ‘outtakes’ from Halifax’s Top Cat ad which gives us a glimpse into how animated the feline gang get when things go off-script. Of course, Top Cat remains the consummate professional while his fellow cast members fluff their lines. These bloopers accompany the main ad in cinemas, which should give audiences a chuckle before the main feature.

E.on
"Sky Cinema Sponsorship"
90s
3 Mar 2017
Director Brad Lubin packs a punch with these brief idents for E.on's Sky Cinema sponsorship. Styled as mini movie tributes, the amusing films riff on sci-fi classics including The Matrix, Frankenstein, and RoboCop. Considering the energy provider are about to hike their prices, they may be relying pretty hard on the goodwill these playful spots create.

Land Rover
"Night Sounds"
1 min 40s
4 Mar 2017
The creatures of the night come out to play in this sensory treat for Land Rover. Beautifully shot by Gorgeous’s Chris Palmer and DP Barry Ackroyd, even nature can’t resist a gander at the new Range Rover Velar. Predators lurk in the shadows, but even they know they’re outmuscled by the four-wheeled visitor. Try telling that porcupine to shift, though.

Yorkshire Tea
"Couriers"
30s
3 Mar 2017
More stellar work from Lucky Generals for Yorkshire Tea, this time featuring the much-loved Brownlee Brothers . No length is too far for the company who pride themselves on doing things 'proper', and the lads swim, cycle and, er, power walk to make sure their urgent tea delivery is made on time.

O2
"Follow the Rabbit"
40s
2 Mar 2017
O2 introduce a brand new animal mascot in this intriguing ad for their 'un-rewindable' live experiences across the UK. We get a good long look at the stunningly animated little fella as we're asked if we're the kind of person who'll follow our curiosity - or will it be another night on the sofa for us?

Yorkshire Tea
"Kaiser Chiefs"
30s
2 Mar 2017
Yorkshire Tea aren’t fans of ‘on hold’ music. Smooth jazz, panpipes, questionable cover versions… none of which are their, well, cup of tea. So the Harrogate-based company has come up with a better solution: live music from Kaiser Chiefs. When the receptionist puts a caller on hold, we get an amusingly truncated blast of the band’s signature hit, ‘I Predict a Riot’.

Domino's Pizza
"It's No Secret"
30s
22 Feb 2017
Domino's assure us that all their pizzas are handmade in this amusing ad. Various vignettes suggest what a pizza factory might look like, featuring industrial dough-squishers, tomato sauce paint rollers, and a toppings cannon which we'd quite like to have a go on. All this before revealing that the secret to their handmade pizzas is - drumroll - hands.

Land Rover
"Dust Storm"
60s
12 Feb 2017
This epic ad sees Sir Ben Ainslie manoeuvring the new Land Rover Discovery through a swirling sandstorm. The Olympic hero fights his way through the vast clouds of dust to grab his sailing team mates and get them to the water on time. The music (Strauss's Blue Danube waltz) brings a nice touch of levity to the film, as does the sight of one chap determined not to lose his hat. Priorities, lads.

McVitie's Nibbles
"Seal"
30s
13 Feb 2017
McVitie's continue turning their treats into cute creatures in the latest ad for their Nibbles range. This time baby seals are the embodiment of adorable, as a group of friends open some snacks in a theatre and are overcome with joy at the emerging critters. We particularly enjoy the furry little guys doing tricks with the biscuit balls - great animation work.

Sampha
"(No-One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
3 mins 50s
8 Feb 2017
Sampha - starting to become known as 'the musician's musician' - tinkles the ivories sparingly as he explains how the piano in his mother's home set him on his journey. British model Adwoa Aboah moves around the almost empty room listening as if he were her son. There is a 3D VR version available, which suits the promo's minimalism.

Tesco
"Jimmy's Steak for Two"
30s
5 Feb 2017
Tesco expand their Food Love Stories campaign with another touching commercial, this time featuring a father and son. Jimmy explains that he and his Dad share the cooking since his parents split up, and we see him preparing what we assume to be dinner for the two of them - until it's revealed he's actually doing his old man a favour. It's pleasing to see the campaign introduce some variety and explore different kinds of love.

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